It has been exceedingly hot here in NYC. And we are not alone. I understand that something similar has been transpiring up and down this Eastern coastline.
Fortunately, we work in a University that is very good at providing air conditioning. I think it is not a coincidence that so many people are here in the lab, working away during the summer break.
I suspect this is part of a larger trend: people who choose to work longer hours in air conditioned offices on a super hot summer day. I suspect that for every BTU/hr spent on air conditioning, summer office productivity rises by a quantifiable amount.
I wonder whether anybody has ever calculated the positive effects of office air conditioning on summer productivity.